‘Tall Tales’ Edinburgh Walking Tours

Edinburgh tall tales tours

‘TALL TALES’ Edinburgh Walking Tours

By the Scottish Tourist Guides Association


The Edinburgh & Sout Eeast Scotland branch of the STGA, creators of the highly acclaimed “Edinburgh’s Georgian Shadows” and “West End Stories” walking tours, has created “Tall Tales” – a fascinating tour looking at the amazing and sometimes controversial stories behind some of the iconic statues in Edinburgh’s beautiful World Heritage city centre.

Public monuments are part of public art for all to see, to gaze at and to reflect on, but how and why do we view these past monuments differently today? Come with us to discover more about these tall, often larger-than-life personalities represented in bronze, lead and stone, from intellectual giants such as David Hume and Adam Smith to the famous 19th century explorer David Livingstone to local heroes like James Braidwood, the founder of the world’s first municipal fire brigade.

Find out how some of its most influential citizens contributed to the history and development of Scotland on the international stage. Guided by a member of the Scottish Tourist Guide Association, the only professional membership body for trained and accredited guides in Scotland, the walk will last approximately 90 minutes on a route between The High Street and St Andrew Square.

When: from Thursday 24 June to Sunday 25 July 2021. Afternoon and evening tours, lasting
approximately 1 ½ hours, are available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Morning and afternoon tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays.

Where: Meet your guide in front of St Giles Cathedral, W Parliament Sq, Edinburgh, EH1

Children: Children 8 years and older are welcome.

Group Size: Maximum group size will be 8 (guide plus max 7 guests from no more than 7
households, not counting children).

Price: £12.45 (including booking fee and £1.00 donation to Edinburgh World Heritage to help support its vital conservation and community work).

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